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Warstone Lane Cemetery
Vyse Street
Birmingham, B18 6LJ United Kingdom
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After the success of last year’s pilot event, we are so excited to be able to welcome everyone to Warstone Lane Cemetery to see the pumpkin display in person this year!
Missed the video from last year? Check it out here!


Carve a pumpkin, drop it off, and then see it lit up in a Pumpkin Spectacular at Warstone lane Cemetery, outside in the catacombs circle on Friday 29th October from 4pm til 7pm.
We’ll also have stalls and activities for you to enjoy including glowsticks and craft activity packs to take home, info about nocturnal wildlife and a stall from our local Fire Brigade team to chat to you about staying safe with bonfire and fireworks this time of year!

Want to get involved? Here’s how!

1. Have fun at home carving your pumpkin (or book a slot of horizon coffee here)
2. Arrange a time to drop it off with us by emailing josie.wall@jqdt.org. We can accept pumpkins from 22nd to 28th October but as our building is closed to the public during renovation works, you need to make an appointment so we can arrange to meet you.

3. On Friday 29th October we’ll create a beautiful display of all the pumpkins in the unique and atmospheric surroundings of the catacombs circle at Warstone Lane Cemetery. You can arrive from 4pm to come and see them all and visit the rest of the event including stalls and activities. You can some along even if you didn’t carve a pumpkin!

We’ll have lots of thigs to do including:
– Meet the team from Ladywood Fire Station and learn about fire safety at this time of year with fireworks and bonfires
– Join Sustainable life to learn about bats and other nocturnal wildlife. They’ll have bat detectors and craft kits to take home!
– Sustrans will be chatting to you about walking and cycling in the JQ. Make your own spooky cycling badge!
– Horizon Coffee are open late to provide all your refreshment needs including delicious homemade cakes and hot drinks including pumpkin spice lattes!

This event is fully wheelchair accessible and suitable for all ages, but takes place outside after dark. Please dress warmly and be aware that lighting levels in the cemeteries will be low – paths will be lighted to guide you from the entrance to the pumpkins but you may wish to bring your own torch or lantern too. This event is free of charge and booking is not required. Halloween costumes optional but encouraged!


29th October 2021
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Josie Wall

Jewellery Quarter Cemeteries Project


We are very excited about 'Diamonds in the Rough' a unique tour with storytelling & live performance, exploring queer history in the JQ Cemeteries for LGBT History Month.
Join Sheldon K Goodman and
Sacha Coward from @thecemeteryclub
on 12th-14th February:

#lgbthistory #valentinesday #birmingham #jewelleryquarter #jewelleryquarterbirmingham #cemetery #tour #birminghamheritage

Released to celebrate the Winter Solstice 2021, this video explores some of the nocturnal animals which make the Jewellery Quarter Cemeteries their home. They might be hard to spot, but we can often see the traces they leave behind.

Emily Doyle @oldbort is a multidisciplinary visual artist who moved to the Jewellery Quarter as a student in 2015 and never left. Her practice focuses on the biological, looking for comfort in the physicality that connects us all during changing times. Throughout lockdown, Warstone Lane and Key Hill Cemeteries have been a source of inspiration and respite for Emily and the sites have shaped her creative output through 2020 and 2021, Like many, she has found the JQ Cemeteries to be a place of grounding and reflection.

Sustainability is at the forefront of Emily's work. The textile sculptures in this film were all made using reclaimed textiles, including some sourced through Scrapstore Birmingham.

This film commission was funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund, Birmingham City Council and Jewellery Quarter Development Trust

#cemetery #cemeterywildlife #fox #crochet #jewelleryquarterbirmingham

The star of the final @oldbort cemeyery seasons film of the year, which drops on 21st December has taken up residence right next to the @jqbid Christmas window at the Big Peg!
You can see this fox in his den anytime during the window trail. We can't wait for his on camera debut!
#crochet #creative #jewelleryquarter #birmingham #christmaswindow #jqchristmas #cemeterywildlife

This project is possible because of funding from: